QUESTIONS ONLY GOD CAN ANSWER
"CAN GOD REALLY HEAL YOU?"
SEPTEMBER 2, 1990
INTRODUCTION: The word for healing means "to mend" as a
garment in mended. It means "to repair" as a building is
reconstructed. The word healing means "to cure" as a
diseased person is healed.
There are two words for healing in the New Testament.
First, the word "iomai" which means a miraculous, instan-
taneous type of healing. Second, the word "therapeuo" which
means to be treated or to recover over time.
In Acts 28 we see Publias healed (instantaneously) and
the others were healed over time.(therapeuo)
The question today is, "Can God really heal you?" This
morning I want to take the text and tell y'zui what it says
1. THE FOUR MAJOR ISSUES IN THE TEXT.
(1) Who is sick?(vs. 13-14)
"suffering"-to be afflicted, in trouble, suffering
ill of any source. In this the question is
not why am I suffering, but what is God trying
to teach me.
"cheerful"-to be merry, to have good will, good spi-
rits, happy mood.
"sick"-to be weak. It refers to physical weakness,
weak faith, weak conscience, to be weary. It
refers to weakness morally, spiritually, and
physically through suffering.
(2) What about anointing with oil?(v. 14)
This phrase can mean one of two things:
1. To rub with oil-for medicine or healing purposes.
2. To ceremonially anoint as Samuel anointed Saul as
King of Israel.
Remember the woman who poured the perfume or oil on
Jesus' feet--This brought refreshment to Jesus.
Remember the Good Samaritan who bathed the wounds
of the injured travelor with oil.
*TEACHING OF TEXT: Blend medicine and prayer
together--God is source of medicine and prayer!
(3) What about the prayer of faith?(v. 15)
The common word today in the charismatic realm is,
"if you have enough- faith you can be heaTed."
My healing is dependant on God's will for my life,
not my faith! The prayer of faith ...
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